Arise Awake! CHYK-West Conference March 25-27, 2005 Vision of Gurudev
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March 25-27, 2005
There is nothing wrong with our modern world. It is a time when the youth of this modern world have to discover their hidden potential and tap it to the maximum, thus unfolding them into a beautiful personality and making them capable of contributing towards the process of societal growth.
Let us first get at least hundred, inspired, purposeful, sincere, dedicated youngsters convinced to a cause, unfolded to the maximum, turned brilliant both in their academic studies as well as in their spiritual understanding of the culture of India, and thereafter it shall be the duty of these youngsters to bring in the others.”
“Harnessing Youth Potential Through Dynamic Spirituality”
Hari Om! I am very pleased to know that our youth wing of Chinmaya Mission in the west has decided to form CHYK-West on the lines of All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra that is there in India.
When CHYK movement was started, Pujya Gurudev had said that the aim of it was to “ Harness the Youth Potential through Dynamic Spirituality.”
It is well known that all of us, particularly the youth wants to succeed in life.
I understand success as the ability to face all challenges of life squarely and also to be able to create our own future as per our vision.
At the same time, the success should not be at the cost of our spiritual progress or our own success causing harm and damage to other people in the community.
In order to achieve this success, the youth has that potential. We have the potential to perform, but we must also perform to our potentials.
And Our potentials become manifest when our goal or ideal is very inspiring one. The higher the goal, the greater will be the manifestations of our potential. And that’s what Pujya Gurudev meant by harnessing youth potential through dynamic spirituality.
When the goal is spiritual, and not based only on material considerations, then there is manifestation of greater and greater potential.
I heartily welcome all participants in this special conference which is held here in Chicago. And I send my special best wishes for its total success. Our acharyas like Swami Shantananda, Swami Ishwarananda and all other acharyas who are working in the United States and even in Canada and Trinidad can guide youth here quiet efficiently and successfully.
I take this opportunity to thank all organizers for making this event possible. I am sure that when this CHYK-West will be formed and start working very methodically, systematically, it will definitely serve not only the youth but the community at large.
May God’s grace and Pujya Gurdev’s blessings be with you all. Hari Om.
Pujya Guruji’s Message from Melbourne, Australia
centers of United States
centers of Canada & Trinidad
Head of Chinmaya Mission